A cardigan sometimes called a sweater is a knitted garment which has open front. Unlike the sweaters, a cardigan can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned and thrown over tops. I remember my grand mothers who used to wear her cardigan when it was cold in winter to go and sip some tea by the fire. However, now days cardigans are a stylish fashion wear for both women and men making them part of their wardrobes.
This article will change the mentality of ladies and guys who think and believe that cardigans are just for sipping
tea by the fire. Read this article till the end to discover the new uses of a cardigan for stylish ladies and gentlemen. We will share with you the different ways to wear a cardigan to look fashionable. Be sure to find all the tips for both men and women on how to wear a cardigan
TIPS ON HOW TO WEAR A CARDIGAN FOR WOMEN
DESIGN A DAILY LOOK:
Cardigan will look great if you wear it over a daily getup which is easy and simple. This outfit is mainly casual for both men and women where you can dress in skinny jeans with casual tops such as tees, Camis, tanks and complement the attire with a matching cardigan. Let’s see how women (ladies) can wear a cardigan to design a daily look.
Chooses a nice tee or tank: Ladies can design a daily look in cardigan by wearing fitted tees or tanks as their tops. Choose a nice tightly-fitted tee and pair it with a matching cardigan. A Grey cardigan will look great with a white t-shirt, black cardigan with white or grey tops, yellow cardigan over white tanks, cream cardigan over pink or reddish tanks, white or yellow cardigan over an orange or brown tank and many more as you can try them on to determine which one perfectly matches with your outfit.
Wear the right cardigan: After knowing which color of the cardigan matches with your tank or tee you are planning to wear, choose the right fabric and thickness to fit the weather. In summer, you can wear a long thin cardigan while in winter a chunky knit thick cardigan will be the best choice.
Match the cardigan with the right belt: When you wear a cardigan, it will look great if you put or wear a belt to keep it in place and add style to it. A thin leather belt will look great with a thin summer cardigan while a thick leather belt will be the best option for a chunky knit thick cardigan to be worn during winter.
Pair with the right bottoms: The bottom that you wear with a cardigan will determine the look you want to create. Generally, tight skinny jeans and Jeggings or Leggings will be the perfect bottom wear with a cardigan in winter when the temperature are extremely cold and in summer when the temperature are conducive respectively.
Wear the right Shoes: In summer when the weather is warm, you can pair the getup with Short Booties, Pumps or High Heel while High-Kneed Boots will be the best footwear in winter to help your feet stay warm coz the temperature are extremely chilly. Choose the right color of boots that matches with the trend but mainly brown or black boots will match with the attire.
TRY THE STUDENT APPAREL:
You will never stop wearing cardigan if you find students who know how to style it for a glamorous chic and student look. I never loved cardigan when I was still at high school till when my room meant styled it for class and I was really inspired. The following day, I had to buy myself a cardigan to style it better than the way she styled hers. Do you want to look chic and appear a little younger? Wear a cardigan the student’s style.
Wear the right Top: Students like wearing trimmed lace Camis and strapless tops. You can rock the attire with a strapless or trimmed lace Cami with a colorful lightweight cardigan. If you don’t want to be suspended from school by wearing that favorite sport top of yours, cover up with a colorful cardigan in bold colors such as yellow, blue or orange. To look neat in a student’s apparel with a cardigan, button up the cardigan to the second upper button to leave the top underneath visible.
Dress with the right pants: The pants that you pair with this trend will determine the look you want to create. Khaki pants and some chinos pants will make the apparel look more of a formal wear especially when teamed with closed-toe Pumps or high heels. Skinny jeans will the best choice if you are planning to dress casual.
Dress Comfortable shoes: With this attire, converse shoes or sneakers will be the right choice for a casual outfit. However, flip-flop sandals can as well be worn with this attire for a comfortable casual wear. For students or when you want to rock it as a formal wear, opt for Pumps such as Nude Pumps to finish off the attire.
CREATE A FORMAL OUTFIT:
Well, if you have never notice how great cardigans look when dressed on formal outfit, try it on a black pencil skirt with a white blouse. I wear my cream cardigan over a light-blue blouse when going to office on working days. You too can style a stunning and glamorous look to office with your cardigan. Just follow the following steps to know how to do it.
Wear Blouses: Choose a nice blouse in light-blue or white color with a bow or flower decoration on the bust. Such blouse will look great on you when paired with a matching colorful cardigan such as cream for light-blue and any other colorful for cardigan.
Throw on a V-neck cardigan: You can now look in your wardrobe for your favorite cardigan preferably a V-neck to make the attire look formal and appealing. To add style to your get up and make the cardigan look great, tie your decorative bow just above the point in your Cardigan’s V-neck.
Dress in professional formal skirts: If you want to make the apparel look more attractive and eye-catching, a black or dark blue pencil skirt will be the best bottom to complement the attire. The skirt has to be loosely fitted and a little wider at the bottom edge.
Finish off with pumps: The best and recommended shoe to wear with this kind of attire will be Pumps. Heel pumps in black or cream will definitely match with the attire. Try Nude Pumps or stiletto pumps over your getup.
TRY WEARING HIGH WAISTED JEANS WITH A SHIRT:
You can create your own look by wearing high waisted jeans with a button down shirt. Throw a cardigan over the shirt to make the trend look great. Below are the steps to follow if you opt for this getup with a cardigan
Choose your High Waisted Jeans: High waisted pants look great and they will elongate your torso making you appear taller and slimmer hence adding a sexy style to your getup. Old navy blue high waisted jeans will look great with most button-down shirts and others tops.
Dress in shirts: After choosing your high waisted jean, you also have to decide on the color and type of shirt to complement the attire. Solid colored shirts such as light-blue, white or cream will work for this attire. Patterned shirts will look great on high waisted pants of solid colors. Tuck in the shirt and belt the high waisted pants with a thin leather belt of the same color like your shoes.
Throw on a cardigan: You are free now to put on your cardigan over your shirt. The attire will look great when the cardigan is left unfastened.
Finish the attire with flats of the same color similar to that of your belt. Ballet flats will be the best choice if you want to stay comfortable throughout the day. Done you are now good to go.
GO FOR A SEXUALLY ATTRACTIVE LOOK:
Cardigan can make you look sexually attractive when dressed with shouting or bright color tops. Personally I like blue and since it’s a romantic secondary color, it will make the attire look fashionable, attractive, chic and sexy.
Try a graphic fitted yellow t-shirt: Choose a t-shirt that has attractive decorations on the front to add style to your sexually attractive apparel.
Throw on a solid color cardigan: Choose a short sleeved cardigan that matches with the outfit. If your cardigan is long sleeved, fold the sleeves midway the length of your arm. Leave the buttons unfastened so that the decorations on your t-shirt are visible.
Pair the outfit with boot-cut skinny jeans: A boot-cut pair of skinny jeans can be paired with this outfit. Tuck-in the shirt and belt the boot-cut boot jean with a medium size belt to look smart and attractive.
Finish the getup with sneakers and accessories with earrings, a cute short necklace and dark sunnies to protect your eyes from direct rays from the sun.
TRY THE COWGIRL STYLE:
This attire will look great on teenagers and younger ladies below 30. First dress a short sleeved or sleeveless white top preferable a V-neck. Pair the attire with a bright color cardigan such as yellow, neon, orange or pink. At the base of the button of your cardigan tie a knot to make the attire look more of a cowgirl look.
Wear grey or cream leggings under a denim short to rock sexy, chic cowgirl attire. Now get your brown cowgirl boots to finish the attire and get you ready to jump on a horse.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS TREND?
Now that you know other uses of cardigans other than being worn just for sipping tea by the fire, I would like to know what you think of them. Are you a fun of cardigans or sweaters?
Would you wear cardigans with feminine accessories and rock them for a stylish look? Do you think cardigans will be in style for a long time or go “out” soon?
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